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Aulani Photo Update

Flickr user Coconut Wireless is recently uploaded a huge collection of photos taken in and around Disney’s Hawaiian resort Aulani, located in Ko Olina near Honolulu, Oahu. He’s also published them under creative commons which means I get to share some of them here. However,… Read More »Aulani Photo Update

Garden Grove hopes to attract more convention business

While the grand dreams of Garden Grove’s International West project never took flight, some development has proven to be successful in the region south of Disneyland on Harbor Blvd. International West was to be a combination of hotels, business centers, and amusement parks designed to… Read More »Garden Grove hopes to attract more convention business

Disney World reveals plans for Princess themed rooms

Disney World has been experimenting with lightly themed rooms at its resorts for the last few years. You may have stayed in a Pirates or Little Mermaid themed room at the Caribbean Beach Resort. They’re even building a whole new resort (Art of Animation) with… Read More »Disney World reveals plans for Princess themed rooms

Signs of Life at Disney World’s Ghost Hotel, Art of Animation nee Legendary Years

The hotel that was originally planned as the Legendary Years and the second half of Pop Century sat abandoned and forlorn for many years. Eventually it became known as Disney’s ghost hotel with the occasional brave soul venturing inside to take spooky videos of the partially constructed buildings.

Now Disney is in the middle of finishing the hotel, but not as the Legendary Years. Instead it will become the Art of Animation Hotel and feature some regular value rooms, but also a new type of room at Walt Disney World, the family suite.

Here’s a video from Jeff Lange showing construction going on at the site earlier today.

Come below the jump for concept artwork:

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Disney World Hotels that never were

Allearsnet blogger Jack Spence has a great post up today listing three themed hotels that were considered for Walt Disney World, but were never built. I knew about the Venetian Hotel that would have stood on the hotel pad that still exists between the Contemporary… Read More »Disney World Hotels that never were

Disney announces plans for ‘Ghost Town Hotel’

Alas, ‘Ghost Town’ isn’t the theme, but rather the nickname for the partially completed second half of the Pop Century Resort. As has been rumored for months, including this story I wrote in January (includes video of abandoned construction), plans are to turn this into… Read More »Disney announces plans for ‘Ghost Town Hotel’